University of Houston Libraries, Special Collections

Guide to the Burdette Keeland Architectural Papers



Overview of the Collection

Creator Collector Keeland, Burdette
Collection Title Burdette Keeland Architectural Papers
Dates 1926-2000
Identification 01/2002-005
Physical Description 25.00 linear feet
Language of Materials English
Repository University of Houston Libraries M.D. Anderson Library 4333 University Drive Houston, TX, 77204-2000 URL: http://info.lib.uh.edu/ Email: rmrichardson@uh.edu Phone: 713-743-9229

Biographical Information:

Burdette Watts Keeland, Jr. was an influential Houston architect. He was well known for his design work, his service as an educator, his long tenure on the City of Houston Planning Commission, and his community involvement with the Park People and other groups.

Keeland was born in Mart, Texas on February 2, 1926, but moved with his family to Houston six months later. He attended Lamar High School, graduating in 1943. He enrolled at Texas A&M University briefly before enlisting in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1944. He served with U.S. occupation forces in Japan and was discharged in mid 1946. After another short stay at Texas A&M, he enrolled at the University of Houston in the architecture program. In 1947 he married Margaret Scott ("Margie"). From 1950 to 1957 they had four children: Margaret, Burdette III, Ruth, and Bonnie.

Keeland received a Bachelor's degree from the University of Houston in 1950. He began teaching design there in 1954 and was an influential member of the faculty until his death in 2000. He was briefly on the faculty at Rice University and served as lecturer and guest design critic at other noted architecture schools in the United States and Mexico City. Professional organizations recognized Keeland's distinguished teaching career on several occasions. He received outstanding educator awards from the American Institute of Architects, Houston Chapter, in 1987, and the Texas Society of Architects in 1993. In 1992 he was honored at the University of Houston Architecture Alumni Association's Burdette Keeland Roast. In 2000 he was the subject of a retrospective exhibition of his work at the University of Houston's College of Architecture.

His long career at the university was also significant because of his association with Howard Barnstone. An important Houston architect, Barnstone was Keeland's close friend and colleague until Barnstone's death in 1987. In the early 1950s he introduced Keeland to Houston art collectors and philanthropists John and Dominique de Menil and to New York architect Philip Johnson. These relationships had a profound effect on Keeland for the rest of his life. In 1959 Barnstone was also instrumental in Keeland's admission to the graduate architecture program at Barnstone's alma mater, Yale University. Of his many accomplishments, Keeland was perhaps most proud of his role in 1981 to secure for Philip Johnson the commission to design the new building for the College of Architecture. (Among the oversized memorabilia in the collection is the large construction sign for the building, given to Keeland when it was completed.)

In 1964 Mayor Louie Welch appointed Keeland to the Houston Planning Commission. Keeland became chairman in 1981 and served in that capacity until 1991. On January 31 of that year the city honored him by proclaiming the day "Burdette Keeland Day." He was a tireless advocate of the benefits of urban planning, including land-use zoning, a position that was not always popular in the city.

Keeland was a prolific designer and had a successful practice, particularly from 1950 to 1980. Although he never obtained state licensing as an architect, he was well respected by his peers. Over several decades his projects were published consistently in national and international magazines and won a number of design awards.

His career as a designer can be broken into several periods. In the 1950s, influenced by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Philip Johnson, Keeland's work followed the Miesian aesthetic of flat-roof pavilions defined by an exposed steel frame. While several examples of this period survive, the best is the Meyerland Parade of Homes House (1955) on Jackwood Street, designed for homebuilder W. K. "Buck" King.

His year at Yale from 1959-60 exposed him to the ideas of other nationally-known architects, such as Paul Rudolph and Louis Kahn. As a result, in the 1960s his work was less predictable, as he explored a number of other approaches to modern architecture. An important example of his work of this decade was his Essex-Houck office building (1961; demolished 1990s), an homage to Louis Kahn.

During the 1970s Keeland moved from architectural design into real estate development, as he adopted the model of a design-build practice. He developed several townhouse complexes in his Kirby Drive-area neighborhood of Houston. They are remarkable for their sensitive scale and relationship to the street. However, his most significant building of this period was the large 4101 Greenbriar office building (1975), which he designed and developed in partnership with other investors.

He also designed the proposed 4141 Greenbriar Building (1983) to be built next door, but Houston's economic depression of the 1980s halted the project. There was little private or commercial construction in the city during this time and Keeland's professional practice suffered. A highlight of the period, however, was his remodeling of his family's residence at 2907 Ferndale St. (1986) with its three-story tower and fanciful supporting column.

In 1986, Keeland suffered a heart attack, the first of a series of health problems to slow him in the last decade of his life. During the 1990s he undertook several residential projects and helped host a number of fund-raisers for the College of Architecture. At two of those, in 1994 and 1998, he welcomed his friend Philip Johnson as guest of honor.

After architecture, Keeland's greatest passion was cemeteries, an interest he developed on a trip to Milan in the late 1960s. There he was inspired by a graveyard filled with interesting and varied funerary monuments. For the rest of his life he studied and documented cemeteries around the world and collected material for a book on the subject, which was never published. He advocated an enlightened approach to these places, suggesting that the living treat them as park space. Keeland invested some of his creative energy in designing headstones and monuments, a number of which were executed for clients. He created a line of designer tombs for a Texas monument company. His largest project was an addition to the Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City, Texas in the early 1990s. In 1994 his unusual interest earned him feature stories in a number of regional newspapers and a profile in Texas Monthly magazine the following year.

Burdette Keeland, Jr. died on May 26, 2000.


Scope and Contents

The Burdette Keeland Papers cover the period 1926 to 2000 and are comprised of his architectural drawings, business and personal files, memorabilia, photographic prints, and negatives, as well as materials from his teaching career. The collection occupies 25 linear feet of shelves and 15 drawers of flat files. It is stored in 40 boxes, 112 oversize folders, and 5 tubes for rolled material. It also includes one oversized construction sign and one piece of framed artwork.

The largest category of documents concerns Keeland's architectural practice. This category is comprised of his architectural drawings, project files, photographs, and magazines in which his work was published. The majority of the original drawings are (a) studies and preliminary drawings and (b) working drawings. Keeland was a talented artist and created presentation drawings in pen and ink for many projects. These are of special interest and are noted in the finding aid for those projects.

Other important categories include Keeland's correspondence files, clippings files, travel photographs, papers from the City of Houston Planning Commission, and files related to his teaching career with the University of Houston.

Also, Keeland amassed an extensive collection of photographic slides of the architecture he encountered on his travels. These slides were separated from the Burdette Keeland Papers and transferred to the Visual Resources Center at the University’s Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture. At present they have not been processed or catalogued.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access:

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, but copyright normally belongs to the creator of the materials or their heirs. The researcher has full responsibility for determining copyright status, locating copyright holders, and abiding by current copyright laws when publishing or displaying copies of Special Collections material in print or electronic form. For more information, consult the appropriate librarian.


Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Corporate Name:
University of Houston
University of Houston. Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture
Genre/Form of Material:
Correspondence
Greeting cards
Personal papers
Photographs
Geographic Name:
Houston (Tex.)
Personal Name:
Keeland, Burdette
Topical Term:
Architecture
Architecture, Domestic

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information:

The Burdette Keeland Papers were donated to the University of Houston Libraries by Margaret Scott Keeland in 2002.


Detailed List of Contents

Personal Papers 1926-2000

Scope and Contents
The Personal Papers includes records generally created outside of Keeland’s professional life, such as biographical information, address lists, and material related to his family.
Box Folder
1 1 Keeland Birth Announcement 1926
2 Keeland Obituary 2000
3 Keeland Memorial Service Card 2000
4 Louise Ferrari Memorial 1998
5 “Mom and Dad” undated
6 Ruth Arnold Keeland 1922-1990
7-8 Burdette Keeland, Sr. 1900-1965
9 Mrs. B.W. Keeland Medical History 1944
10 Holmes Trusts 1967, 1995-2000
11 Holmes Family Investments 1996
12 Ruth Holmes Lawsuit 1980-1985
13 Notes on Income 1980s
14 Check Stubs 1950-1960
15 Friends - Clippings 1960s-1990s
16 Friends - Telephone Numbers 1990s
17-20 Addresses 1990s
21-22 Name List 1990s
23 Party Talk 1990s
24 Cards Received 1960s-1970s
25 Cards Received 1980s
26 Cards Received 1990s
27 Cards Received 1991
28-32 Cards Received (Illness) 1986-1987
33 Cards Received (Illness) 1999
34 Keeland Thank-you Cards 1980s
35 Student Postcards 1960s-1990s
36-41 Cards and Letters 1996-1997
42-44 Burdette’s Gift Cards 1970s-1990s
45-47 “Stuff for Cards” 1970s-1990s
48 Keeland Art - Inventory 1972
49 Keeland Art - Appraisals, Sales 1992-1993, 1996
50 Keeland Art - Cards undated
51 Keeland Art - Receipts 1981-1998
52 Keeland Art - Robert Preusser 1990
53 Keeland Art - Dick Wray 1993
54 Keeland Art - Forbidden City 1981
55 Keeland Art - St. Basil’s Cathedral 1980
56 Artwork Correspondence 1956-1957
57 Picasso Exhibition Catalog 1997
58 Club Posters 1967-1968
59 Program, Musical, Hair 1968
60 “Grand Houses” Prospectus 1990s



Professional Papers 1952-1999

Scope and Contents
This section features material related to Keeland’s career as an architectural designer. Folder 9 contains, among other things, a “Self-Employment Statement,” which is Keeland’s own list of his clients and projects from 1951 to 1985. Also notable are his files on other architects, such as Philip Johnson, Howard Barnstone, Buckminster Fuller, and Frank Welch.
Box Folder
2 1 Vitae and Biographical Material 1960s
2 Vitae and Biographical Material 1970s-1980s
3-5 Vitae and Biographical Material 1990s
6 Keeland Biography for Roast 1989
7 “Burdette’s nomination, H.FAIA” (Barnstone file) 1985
8-9 Board of Architectural Examiners: Keeland 1965-1985
10-12 Urban Research 1969-1972
13-14 Keeland Stationery 1960s-1980s
15 Keeland Office Brochure 1966
16 Keeland Offices - Photographs 1970s-1980s
17-19 BK Speeches 1965-1995
20 Plywood Design Awards 1972
21 Photofest 98 Exhibit 1997
22 Texas Society of Architects Meetings - Photographs 1952, 1965
23 Rice Design Alliance Awards Dinner - Photographs 1980s
24 Rice Design Alliance, Mies Home Tour 1999
25-26 Houston Architecture - Events, Catalogs 1970s-1990s
27 Office Announcements 1964-1969
28 Architects’ Club 1985
29 Telegram, Architectural Forum 1961
30 Keeland and Architects - Photographs 1960s-1990s
31 Eugene Aubry - Clippings 1991
32-36 Howard Barnstone 1958-1987
37 Howard Barnstone Corespondence 1957, 1980s
38 Barnstone Estate Correspondence 1993
39 Howard Barnstone, Proposed Catalog 1994
40-42 Museum of Fine Arts Master Plan 1990
43-44 Villa de las Flores Project 1992
45-49 Houston Architecture Foundation 1994-1997
50-54 Buckminster Fuller Materials 1958
55 Keeland and Buckminster Fuller 1960, 1975
56 Student Paper, Buckminster Fuller 1995
57 Keeland and Philip Johnson 1960s-1980s
58 “Philip Johnson in New Canaan” 1986
59-62 Frank Welch 1996
63 Frank Welch Firm Brochure 1996
64 Frank Welch C.V. 1996
65 Frank Welch Photography 1995-1998
66-71 Yale Club 1990s
72 Yale Club 1960s-1980s
73 Lamar High School Reunion 1993
74 Texas A&M Alumni Newsletters 1980s
75 Park People Gala 1989
76 Cards - Architecture undated
77 “Photos–Not me” undated
78 Sheet of commemorative architecture postage stamps undated



University of Houston 1940s-2000

Scope and Contents
This series contains materials related to Keeland’s long teaching career and his relationship with the University of Houston.
Box Folder
3 1 UH Job Appointment Letters 1963-1999
2 UH Job Correspondence 1958-1989
3 UH Job Correspondence 1990-2000
4-6 Deanship Application 1992
7 Deanship Application 1995
8 Correspondence, Faculty and Students 1978–1999
9 Letters of Reference 1980s-1990s
10 Doug Michels Letter 1999
11 Harry Ransom Letter 1999
12 College of Architecture 1950s
13 College of Architecture 1960s
14 College of Architecture 1970s-1992
15-18 College of Architecture Photographs 1960s
19 College of Architecture Faculty Photographs 1940s-1970s
20 Philip Johnson at UH Photographs mid 1960s
21 UH Architecture Alumni Association 1975, 1993-1998
22 Johnson and UH Architecture Building - Memo 1981
23 Philip Johnson Endowed Chair 1990, 1998
24-26 Groundbreaking, Architecture Building - Scrapbook 1984
27 Barnstone, Jenkins Eulogies 1987, 1990
28 UH Architecture Society Lecture Series 1956
29 Lectures 1978
30 Barnstone Lecture Fund 1999
31 Ricardo Legoretta Lecture 1991
32 Bruce Webb Article 1992
33 Peter Blake Lecture 1994
34 Atrium Society 1992-1995
35 Annual Fund, College of Architecture 1997-1998
36-39 Keeland Roast - UH Architecture Alumni 1992
40 Paul Rudolph Fundraiser (S.L.A.B.) 1993
41 “Houston’s Best in Architecture” Fundraiser 1994
42 “Fifty from Fifty” Fundraiser 1995
43 “40 Proof” Lecture 1996
44 “Houston’s Most Interesting” Fundraiser 1998
45-46 Blueprint Ball 1998
47 “Keeland 2000” Exhibition 2000
48 Gerald Hines 1985
49 College of Architecture - Gerald Hines Gift 1997
50 Christmas Card, College of Architecture 1997
51 Architecture Building/Ledoux Collage, Justin Lau 1997
52 Prospectus, Urban Planning Degree undated
53 Introduction to Architecture Course 1985, 1990s
54-55 Student Papers About Keeland 1995-1998
56-62 AIA Educator Award 1987-1988
63-65 TSA Educator Award 1993



Business Cards

Scope and Contents
Keeland’s large collection of business cards attests to his extensive network of contacts in the local community. The business cards and lists of telephone numbers have been preserved as Keeland left them and have not been separately indexed.
Box Item
4 1 Miscellaneous business cards



Audio Recordings 1953-1968

Scope and Contents
This section contains audio recordings of lectures by several prominent architects and interviews with members of the faculty at the University Of Houston College Of Architecture. Philip Johnson’s lecture is dated October 20, 1953. Frederick Kiesler’s is undated but is probably from the late 1950s. Paul Rudolph’s is undated but appears to have been done in 1961. The interviews are part of a series done by students in Keeland’s Spring 1968 Fourth Year Studio for a student publication called “Zero” (See Keeland collection, Box 33). The original media (reel-to-reel magnetic tapes) have been preserved, but the recordings have been transferred to compact disc for use by patrons.



Video Recordings 1989-2000

Scope and Contents
In addition to teaching a design studio, in the mid 1990s Keeland taught the course “Introduction to Architecture,” to familiarize first-year students with the issues and personalities of modern architecture. His lectures were an entertaining and opinionated look at architecture through his eyes. This section contains video recordings of many of the lectures. Also included are recordings of the 1989 Keeland roast; Keeland’s 1996 “40 Proof” retrospective lecture; and the 2000 Keeland memorial service at the College of Architecture. All are in the VHS format and were transferred from the Visual Resources Center at the College of Architecture. For some subjects there is more than one lecture. The VRC designated them as part of its “permanent collection,” but later added new lectures by Keeland on some of the same subjects. The following list identifies the date (if known), the lecturer, the subject of the lecture, and its duration.
Box Videocassette
5 1 Keeland, Alvar Aalto, 30 minutes March 12, 1997
2 Keeland, Alvar Aalto, 55 minutes March 29, 1995
3 Keeland, Charles Moore and Paul Rudolph, 30 minutes April 9, 1997
4 Keeland, Charles Moore, 64 minutes undated
5 Keeland, Frank Lloyd Wright, 59 minutes March 5, 1997
6 Keeland, Frank Lloyd Wright, 76 minutes March 8, 1995
7 Keeland, Louis Kahn, 72 minutes April 2, 1997
8 Keeland, Louis Kahn, 90 minutes approximately 1994-1996
9 Keeland, Mies van der Rohe, 62 minutes April 19, 1995
10 Keeland, Paul Rudolph, 65 minutes approximately 1994-1996
11 Keeland, Philip Johnson, 59 minutes April 23, 1997
12 Keeland, Philip Johnson, 62 minutes approximately 1994-1996
13 Keeland, Africa, 59 minutes November 30, 1994
14 Keeland, China, 64 minutes January 29, 1996
Box Videocassette
6 1 Keeland, China, 54 minutes approximately 1994-1996
2 Keeland, England, 72 minutes November 23, 1994
3 Keeland, France, 68 minutes approximately 1994-1996
4 Keeland, India January 25, 1995
5 Keeland, India, 58 minutes January 22, 1997
6 Keeland, Italy, 55 minutes November 9, 1994
7 Keeland, Japan, 58 minutes February 5, 1997
8 Keeland, Japan, Thailand, Singapore, 68 minutes February 8, 1995
9 Keeland, Left Coast, 74 minutes September 20, 1995
10 Keeland, Left Coast, 70 minutes September 4, 1996
11 Keeland, Mexico, 61 minutes February 26, 1996
12 Keeland, Mexico, 82 minutes undated
13 Keeland, Mexico, Central America, 80 minutes undated
14 Keeland, Mid-America, 74 minutes September 18, 1996
15 Keeland, Mid-America, 72 minutes September 25, 1996
Box Videocassette
7 1 Keeland, Mid-Europe, 67 minutes undated
2 Keeland, Mid-Left Coast, 64 minutes September 21, 1994
3 Keeland, Mid-Left Coast, 74 minutes September 11, 1996
4 Keeland, New York, 63 minutes October 2, 1996
5 Keeland, New York, 59 minutes undated
6 Keeland, Right Coast, 72 minutes October 5, 1994
7 Keeland, Right Coast, 67 minutes January 24, 1996
8 Keeland, Right Coast, 72 minutes September 26, 1996
9 Keeland, Russia, 59 minutes November 13, 1996
10 Keeland, Russia, 54 minutes undated
11 Keeland, South America, 59 minutes February 19, 1997
12 Keeland, South America, 60 minutes February 22, 1995
13 Keeland, Spain, 65 minutes February 15, 1995
14 Keeland, Spain, 65 minutes February 12, 1997
15 Keeland, Texas, 73 minutes August 28, 1996
Box Videocassette
8 1 Keeland, Texas, 73 minutes approximately 1997
2 Keeland, West Coast, 61 minutes Fall 1998
3 Keeland, West Coast/Desert, 57 minutes undated
4 Keeland, World, 61 minutes August 21, 1996
5 Keeland, India, China, Japan, Spain, South America Spring 1998
6 Keeland, Post-Modernism undated
7 Keeland, Cemeteries, 52 minutes January 15, 1997
8 Keeland, University of Houston and Howard Barnstone undated
9 Keeland, Mid-Term, 82 minutes October 16, 1996
10 Keeland Roast February 1989
11 Keeland, 40 Proof: Forty Years of Burdette Keeland, 70 minutes April 4, 1996
12 Burdette Keeland Memorial Service May 31, 2000
13 Keeland, Burdette Keeland April, 1993 or 1994
14 Keeland, Burdette Keeland May 3, 1995
15 Keeland, Burdette Keeland April 29, 1997



Correspondence Files 1931-1996

Scope and Contents
During his life Keeland kept a number of files for letters, some of them overlapping in subject or date. This material has been consolidated in general correspondence files by date. Correspondence with notable architectural and professional figures has been transferred to specific files for those individuals. Other important series of correspondence include those with Keeland’s wife, Margaret Scott Keeland, former high school classmates, friends from the Army, and members of his immediate family.
Correspondence - General 1951-1996
Box Folder
9 1 1951-1959
2 1960
3 1961
4 1962
5 1963
6 1964
7 1965
8 1966
9 1967
10 1968
11 1969
12 1970
13 1971
14 1972
15 1973
16 1974
17 1975
18 1976
19 1978-1979
20 1980
21 1981
22 1982
23 1983
24 1984
25 1985
26 1986
27 1987
28 1988
29 1989
30 1990
31 1991
32 1992
33 1993
34 1994
35 1995
36 1996
37 Jonathan Barnett 1989-1993
38 Peter Blake 1956, 1966-1971
39 Bill Caudill 1962
40 Craig Ellwood 1964
41 John Entenza 1955-1961
42 Ulrich Franzen 1960, 1964
43 Buckminster Fuller approximately 1956
44 Douglas Haskell 1955
45 Gerald Hines 1965-1966
46 Bill Hobby 1971-1972
47 Lyndon Johnson 1971
48 Philip Johnson 1960-1962, 1986-1990
49 Charles Moore 1978, 1992
50 Colin Rowe 1976
51 Paul Rudolph 1964, 1970
52 Stanley Tigerman 1962-1964
53 Robert Venturi 1990
54 Louie Welch 1964, 1972
Correspondence - Wife 1943-1947
Box Folder
9 55-74 Margie Scott 1943–1947
Correspondence - High School Friends 1943-1994
Box Folder
9 75 1965–1972, 1994
76 Carolyn Cheesman 1943
77-80 Sam Holliday 1943-1945
81-85 Howard Horne 1943-1946
86 Ava McDaniel 1945
87 Bill Shields 1943-1944
88 Mary Lou Steel 1943
89-90 Hugh W. (Bill) Temple 1944-1946
91 Louis Wagner 1943
92 Pat West 1943-1945
93-96 Robert Woodruff 1943-1946
Correspondence - Army Friends 1945-1947
Box Folder
9 97 Patrick Bascio 1946-1947
98 Thomas Baker 1945
99 R.E. Blakeney 1945
100 R. J. DeMasi 1946
101 Gordon Hastings 1945
102 R. J. Henneman 1946
103 William James 1946
104 Paul Marracq 1945-1946
Correspondence - Family 1931-1946
Box Folder
9 105 Grandparents (Arnold) 1946
106 Richard Arnold (uncle) 1931, 1943
107 B.W. Keeland (father) 1945
108 Mrs. B.W. Keeland (mother) 1944-1945
Correspondence - Miscellaneous 1940s
Box Folder
9 109 Envelopes with Keeland Addresses 1940s
110 Letters from Burdette Keeland 1945-1946
111 Cards Received (Illness) 1940s



Clippings 1950s-1990s

Scope and Contents
Keeland kept an extensive file of newspaper clippings about his career and other subjects of interest. These are stored in 30 folders arranged in chronological order. Oversized clippings are contained in Box 27.
Box Folder
10 1 UH College of Architecture 1950s-1960s
2 UH College of Architecture 1960s
3 UH College of Architecture 1970s
4 UH College of Architecture 1980s
5 UH College of Architecture 1980s
6 UH College of Architecture 1990s
7 UH College of Architecture 1990s
8 Keeland Work 1950s-1990s
9 Keeland Work 1950s-1990s
Essex-Houck Building, 'A Facade of Separated, Bricked-in Services'
10 Keeland Work 1950s-1990s
11 Keeland Work 1950s-1990s
12-13 Personal 1950s-1970s
14 Miscellaneous 1960s-1970s
15-18 Philip Johnson 1950s-1990s
19 Dominique de Menil 1978
20 Cultural 1950
21 MFA Hundertwasser Exhibition 1968-1969
22-23 Architecture, Professional 1950s-1990s
24 Broadway Apartments 1964, 1980
25-26 Allen’s Landing Building 1966-1977
27 Fraud Incident 1976
28 Architecture, General 1970s
29 Houston Architecture 1981
30 Blueprint Ball 1998



Exhibitions, Conferences 1983-1995

Scope and Contents
The “Why, Houston, Why?” exhibition was a major event at the University of Houston College of Architecture in the early 1980s. Keeland was a faculty sponsor of this student-produced exhibition about Houston, exhibited in 1984 at the American Center in Paris. He also helped produce or participated in several conferences and symposia about urban planning. This section contains files related to those subjects.
Box Folder
10 31-32 Why, Houston, Why? Exhibition - Correspondence 1983-1985
33-36 Why, Houston, Why? Exhibition - Planning 1983-1985
37 Why, Houston, Why? Exhibition - Clippings 1983-1985
38-39 Why, Houston, Why? Exhibition - Photographs 1983-1985
40-41 Why, Houston, Why? Exhibition - Paris Trip 1983-1985
42 Why, Houston, Why? Exhibition - Booklets 1983-1985
43-44 American Planning Association Conference 1988
45 AIA/ACSA Conference, Philadelphia 1991
46-53 Urban Planning Symposium, UH 1992
54-55 Monterrey Planning Conference 1992
56-57 Ten Years Out Exhibition, Yale 1995



Architectural Projects 1950-1998

Scope and Contents
This group of materials relates to Keeland’s architectural practice and is comprised of project files, clippings, sketches, and some photographs.
Box Folder
11 1 Index of Keeland Projects 1961-1998
2 Keeland Job Numbers 1962-1967
3 Detail Sketch of Steel House undated
4 Bridges Residence Project 1950-1952
5 Winchell Studio - Clippings 1954
6 Carousel Shop, Sunset Blvd. 1954
7 Meyerland Parade of Homes House 1955
8 Meyerland Parade of Homes House - Photographs 1955
Meyerland Parade of Homes House, Photographs of exterior
9 Meyerland Parade of Homes House - Photographs 1955
Meyerland Parade of Homes House, Photographs of interior
10 Meyerland Parade of Homes House - Photographs 1955
Meyerland Parade of Homes House, Photographs of interior
11 Meyerland Parade of Homes House - Photographs 1955
12 Meyerland Parade of Homes House - Photographs 1955
13 Meyerland Parade of Homes House - Photographs 1955
Meyerland Parade of Homes House, Photographs of construction
14 Meyerland Parade of Homes House - Photographs 1955
15 Spring Branch Savings & Loan Building 1957
16 Houck Office Building, Weslayan 1958
17 Jenard Gross Projects 1957-1967
18 Jenard Gross Projects - Clippings 1958-1965
19 Holmes-Willowbend Shops 1961
20 Essex-Houck Office Building 1962
21 Essex-Houck Office Building 1962
Essex-Houck Building, 'Essex-Houck Building' article
22 Essex-Houck Office Building 1962
Essex-Houck Building, Drawings
Essex-Houck Building, Photographs of exterior
Essex-Houck Building, Photographs of rear stairs
23 Essex-Houck Office Building 1962
Essex-Houck Building, Sales brochure
24 Houghton Residence - Correspondence 1965-1966
25 Horne Beach House - Correspondence 1965-1966
26-27 Allen’s Landing Building 1966-1976
28 Woodland Acres Church of Christ 1968
29 Independence Hall 1972-1977
30 Barkdull Townhouses - Contract 1974
31 Virginia Street Townhouses - Clippings 1975
32 Kipling Street Townhouses 1976
33 Keeland Residence remodel, Ferndale St. 1978
Keeland Residence, 'Remodeling'
34-37 4101 Greenbriar Office Building 1980, 1993–1998
38 4141 Greenbriar Office Building project 1983
39-40 Sunrise/Delphi Project, Tucson, AZ 1981
41 B.W. Keeland Spec House 1983
42 Keeland Residence remodel, Ferndale St. 1986
Keeland Residence, Architect's Statement
Keeland Residence, Drawing
Keeland Residence, Schematic drawings
43 Keeland Residence remodel, Ferndale St. 1986
44 Keeland Residence remodel, Ferndale St. 1986
45-52 UH Law Center Addition 1990-1992
53 Keeland Residence, Ferndale St., new gate 1992
54-55 Cedarvale Cemetery Project, Baytown, TX 1992-1994
56 Kaplan Residence Addition, Denver Publicity 1993
57 Evergreen Cemetery Project 1995
58-59 Garrett Residence Remodel (Meyerland Parade) 1995
60 Elliott Bay House 1995
61-65 Efrem Kurtz Headstone Project 1996
66 Efrem Kurtz Headstone Project - Photographs 1996
67 Pam and Taylor Hicks Monument Project 1998
68-73 Hill Residence, Wimberley, TX 1996-1999
74 General Notes for Working Drawings undated
75-76 Ideas 1980s-1990s



Architectural Projects - Photographs 1950-1999

Scope and Contents
Keeland documented his work with a photographic record. This section contains pictures of most of his projects, built and unbuilt.
Box Folder
12 1 Keeland Projects - Negatives 1950s
2 Dr. Woods Office Building - Negatives 1950s
3 Gas Station Project - Negatives 1950s
4 Keeland House, Drummond St. 1950
5 Kipling Apartments 1953
6 Winchell Studio construction 1953
Fred Winchell Studio and Apartments, Photographs of construction
7 Winchell Studio 1954
Fred Winchell Studio and Apartments, Photographs of exterior
8 Winchell Studio 1954
Fred Winchell Studio and Apartments, Photographs of interior
9-10 Arnold Residence 1955
11 Houck Office Building model 1955
12 Shields Office Building 1955
13-15 Shields Office Building model 1955
16 Malco Oil Offices, New Mexico 1956
17-18 Wells Design Addition 1956
19-21 Spring Branch Savings and Loan Building 1957
22-23 Flour Mill, Port au Prince, Haiti 1958
24 Bayou Apartments on Broadway 1960
25 MFA Birds and Beasts Exhibition 1962
26 Pan Am Oil Building Addition, Hines 1962
27-28 Carter Weekend House 1962
29-30 Taylor Green Weekend House 1963
31 Barnstone/Keeland Offices, Capitol St. 1964
32 La Grange, TX, Motel Project 1965
33 Houghton Residence, La Grange, TX 1965-1966
34 Horne Beach House 1965-1966
35 IBM Office Building, Beaumont, TX 1965
36 Bank of Texas Conference Room and Lounge 1965
37 Lander Weekend House, Lake LBJ 1966
38 Williams Beach House 1967
Williams Beach House, Photograph of exterior, close view
Williams Beach House, Photograph of exterior, distant view
Williams Beach House, Photographs of exterior, close view
Williams Beach House, Photographs of exterior, distant view
Williams Beach House, Photographs of exterior, distant view
39 Allen’s Landing Building 1966-1976
40 Allen’s Landing Building 1972
41 Dr. Fitch Offices Remodel, Sunset Blvd. 1969
42 MFA Hundertwasser Exhibition 1969
43-44 Bank of Texas Lobby Kiosk 1970
45-46 Independence Hall 1972
47 4101 Greenbriar Office Building construction 1975
48 4101 Greenbriar Office Building storm damage 1983
49 4101 Greenbriar Office Building - Negative approximately 1973
50-56 Virginia Street Townhouses 1975
57 Keeland Residence remodel, Ferndale St. 1976
Keeland Residence, Photograph of exterior after 1976 remodeling
Keeland Residence, Photograph of exterior before 1976 remodeling
Keeland Residence, Photographs of interior after 1976 remodeling
Keeland Residence, Photographs of interior after 1976 remodeling
58-61 Kipling Street Townhouses 1980
62 Keeland Residence, Ferndale St. 1986
Keeland Residence, Photograph of exterior after 1984 remodeling
Keeland Residence, Photographs of back of the house and patio after 1984 remodeling
Keeland Residence, Photographs of back of the house and patio after 1984 remodeling
Keeland Residence, Photographs of interior after 1984 remodeling
Keeland Residence, Photographs of interior after 1984 remodeling
63 Keeland Residence, Ferndale St. 1986
Keeland Residence, Photographs of back of the house and patio after 1984 remodeling
Keeland Residence, Photographs of fireplace design after 1984 remodeling
Keeland Residence, Photographs of interior after 1984 remodeling
64 Keeland Residence, Ferndale St. 1986
65 Keeland Residence, Ferndale St., kitchen 1991
66 Keeland Work and Virginia Street Area 1990s
67 Keeland Beach House, Galveston 1992
68 Keeland at Meyerland House 1999
69-76 Hill Residence, Wimberley, TX 1999
77 Johnson Addition to TAMU Architecture Building 1999
78 Miscellaneous Projects 1950s-1980s



Photographs - Architecture and Professional 1931-1990s

Scope and Contents
The photographs in this section document aspects of Keeland’s professional life, including his involvement with the University of Houston College of Architecture and government and civic groups, such as the Park People and the Houston Planning Commission.
Box Folder
13 1 Kern Place Gateway, El Paso 1931
2 Boca Raton, FL 1950s
3 Houston Architecture 1950s
4 Keeland at Yale University 1959-1960
5 Guitar-Lyons House, Abilene, TX 1964
6 Old Jeff Davis Hospital, Houston 1964
7 Seminar, Lake Travis, TX 1969
8 Ant Farm 1970s
9-10 The Park People 1979
11-12 City Planning Commission 1980s
13-14 College of Architecture Gala 1986
15 Sesquicentennial Park Competition 1986
16 AIA Sand Castle Competition 1990s
17 Ricardo Legoretta Party 1991
18 Keeland Roast, UH 1992
19 Philip Johnson Visit, UH 1994
20 Getty Center Model, Los Angeles 1990s
21 Kipling St. Apartments Demolition 1990s
22 Unknown Event 1980s
23 Architecture Photos, Miscellaneous 1980s



Photographs - Family and Friends 1920s-2000

Scope and Contents
Other photographs in the collection record Keeland’s personal life, including his childhood, his army service, family, and friends. A highlight of his army photos is a historic photograph of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Imperial Hotel in downtown Tokyo (1914-1968).
Box Folder
13 24-26 Keeland Portraits 1950-2000
27 B.W. Keeland, Sr. 1940s
28-29 Army, Japan, Photographs 1946
30-32 Family Photographs 1940s
33 Family Photographs - Margie Scott Keeland 1920s-1960s
34 Family Photographs 1950s
35 Family Photographs 1960s
36-37 Family Photographs - Negatives 1950s-1960s
38 Family Photographs - Negatives 1980s-1990s
39 Family Photographs 1980s
40 Family Photographs 1980s-1990s
41 Keeland Family Christmas 1990s
42 Bridge Beach Club 1990
43 Keeland Family, Colorado 1990
44 Keeland Family, Galveston 1990
45 Family Card undated
46-48 Family Photographs 1990s
49-50 Family Photographs - Negatives 1990s
51 Family and Friends - Negatives 1990s
52 Howard Barnstone 1984
53-54 Friends 1970s-1990s
55-58 Keeland and Tennis Friends 1970s-1990s
59 Keeland Birthday Party 1992
60 Keeland, Todd, and Wingfield 1990s
61 Harwood Taylor Photograph 1980s



Harry Walker Photographs 1900-1940s

Scope and Contents
Keeland acquired through his wife a collection of photographic negatives owned by Harry Walker (1894-1971), husband of Carrie Scott Walker (1895-1981), Mrs. Keeland’s aunt. The negatives cover the period from the turn of the twentieth century to the 1940s and record Walker’s life growing up in Beaumont, Texas, and his adult life after his move to Houston in the late 1910s. Walker was apparently the photographer on most of the negatives. Although most of the subjects are unidentified, the pictures provide an important view of domestic life and dress during that era. Of interest are photographs of Walker’s home at 1914 Bissonnet, Houston, with views of the area that includes Poe Elementary School when the neighborhood was new in 1929. Historical views of Houston from the 1920s include Rice Institute, Hermann Hospital, the Houston Ship Channel, and the San Jacinto Trust Company, his employer. There are also historic images of pioneer aviatrix Katherine Stinson flying a Wright Brothers biplane about 1915. The names of the folders and the filing system are Walker’s, except that the Rice, Hermann, and Stinson photographs have been moved to separate folders. Another folder includes several photographs of downtown Houston in the snow, about 1925, with views of Union Station and nearby buildings.
Box Folder
14 1 Beaumont approximately 1900-1920s
Angled view of a house
Dodge Brothers Oil City Garage
Flower arrangments in a graveyard
Flowers and wreaths at a graveyard
Flowers at a graveyard
Front view of a two-story house
Group of eight women and one man
House at the end of a drive
House with dog on front porch
Infant on the grass
Man with guns and beer
Pile of flowers
2 Friends 1910s-1920s
Family standing in front of a house beside a car
Gardens, tower and gazebo
Group of horseback riders
Group of horseback riders
Group of four sitting outside
Group of four in a canoe with women paddling
Group of four on a shore in front of a canoe
Group of five people standing on steps and laughing
Group of five people on a set of steps
Group of eight standing amidst foliage
Group in front of a mule-drawn cart
Group of people on a path amidst foliage
Group portrait out on the grass
Large group of people on the grass
Man and child in front of a house
Man in a suit and bowtie in an empty lot
Picnic in a wooded area
3 Friends 1910s-1920s
A baby in the front seat of a car
Couple sitting on the side step of a car
Group of five on the front steps of a house
Group portrait of four women and two men
Man in a sailor's uniform
Man in a suit in front of a blanket
People on a hill
4 Navy 1910s
Five sailors shooting at a rifle range
Four women and four sailors
Group of people in front of a tent
Group of sailors on the front of a train
Group of sailors in front of a building
Group portrait of men in sailor caps
Man in sailor's uniform between tents
Man in sailor's uniform in front of a gate
Man with cleaning supplies
Naval aviator with luggage
Open body of water
Open body of water
5 Trips 1915-1920s
Aerial view of landscape and clouds
Body of water with a wooded shoreline
Fountain amidst foliage
Group of men playing poker in a boat
Group of men playing poker in a boat
Group of men racing along a dirt path
Group of people in front of a brick house
Group of people in front of a rocky formation
Group of people in front of a sheer rock wall
Group of people in river rapids
Group of people on a boat
Group of people on a boat
Group of people on a rocky formation
Group of people on a tennis court
Group of people on rock and sand
Group of people on the shore of a body of water
Group of people on the shore of a body of water
Group of people on the side of a rocky hill
Group of women on a boat
Landscape of water and a hill
Man on a boat, holding up a pig
Man with a catch of ducks
Picnic site with a tended fire and makeshift shade
6 Trips 1915-1920s
Boat named Susie
Car and tent
Clock carved out of a hedge
Couple eating something small
Field and distant wooded area
Field and trees with Spanish moss
Gardens and a gazebo
Group of people eating something small
Lodge with front porch
Man with two short stone towers
Man-made gazebo of rock and palm fronts
Monument with stairs and a balcony
7 Trips 1915-1920s
Elderly man crossing a body of water
Group of men in pajamas at Campa Pajama
Group of men atop a large boulder
Group of people at the entrance to a cave
Group of people atop a tall rocky outcrop
Group of people atop a tall rocky outcrop
Group of people in fancy costume
Group of people standing on rocks
Group portrait
Man and woman standing with boulders
Man waist-deep in water
Man with bottles in front of bank tent
8 Harry Walker Photographs 1910s–1940s
A woman and a fountain
Back of train ArabiA
Dirt road into trees
Field
Group of men in front of a table
Gravestones in a graveyard
Group of men in swimwear
Group of men on a roof
Group of people behind a dining table
Group of people in dark clothing
Group of people on a couch
Group of people on the steps of a building
Group of people sitting
Joseph Lee Walker's gravestone
Line of women peering over each others shoulders
Line of young people at a commencement ceremony
Line of young women in white
Man and smiling woman on a chair
Man and woman on a chair
Man with a baby in his lap
Silhouettes of a group of people
Stone structure on a grass lawn
Train decorated with palm fronds
Train tracks going to a bridge
Train with Arabia Temple car
Two gravestones
Two women in dresses
Two-story house with a screened-in porch
Young men in graduation regalia
9 Harry Walker Photographs 1910s–1940s
Assorted plants and flowers
Bell-shaped flowers
Female graduate figurine
Garden of bell-shaped flowers
Group of people fishing
Group of people in formal attire
Group of people in formal attire standing behind a table
Group of people in formal attire standing side by side
Group of people in formal attire with roses
Group of people picking flowers
Group of people sitting on a couch
Man and boy with dog
Man measuring tree rings
Man on a tractor
Man on a tractor
Man on a tractor
Man sitting astride a tractor
Man standing in front of a tractor
Man standing next to a tractor
Pots under a canopy shelter
Rear view of a tractor in a field
Side view of a tractor
Side view of a tractor
Side view of a tractor in a field
Side view of a tractor in a field
Table decorated with roses and candleholders
Tractor
Tractor on grass
Tractor with a truck and hammock behind
Tree with Spanish moss
Woman clutching a book
10 Harry Walker Photographs 1910s–1940s
Aerial view of a varied landscape
Animal flier
Body of water with boats
Boy on pedal car
Child wearing patterned clothing
Goat on hind legs in front of a group of people
Girl on pedal car
Group of people at Summit of Mount Locke
Group of people in front of a concrete structure
Group of people in front of a Notary Public
Group of people in front of McDonald Observatory
Group of people in front of well
Group of trees in front of buildings
Landscape with trees and mountains
Man with gun and wooden ducks
People around a body of water
Small cliff near body of water
Snow White cake
Snow-covered mountain behind trees
Summit of Mount Locke sign
Tall brick structure
Trees and body of water
Two buildings with a car and windmill
Two people fishing
Water-eroded piece of land
Woman wearing coat and holding snow
11 Harry Walker Photographs 1910s–1940s
Aircraft with people and buildings
Child with Snow White cake
Field with fence
Field with fence and building
Field with fence and trees
Field with plants and distant trees
Girl with tire
Group of people and large building with columns
Group of people at building entrance
Group of people standing and sitting
Group of people with benches and food
Group of people with cars
Group of people with cars and building
Group of people with food and drink
Group of people with wreaths and varied landscape
Group of trees
Large group of people eating
Livestock animal under tree
Outdoor stone stage
Outdoor theater with columns and benches
Parked automobiles
Propped animal flier
12 Harry Walker Photographs 1910s–1940s
Building with open windows
Group of ducks near building
Group of ducks in sky
Group of ducks
Group of people in car
Group of people in front of building
Group of people with fowl
Group of people with fowl and buildings
Group of people with guns and car
Man and woman with children
Man with hat on grass
Navy ship and onlookers
Navy ship on body of water
Navy ship with aircraft
Plants in body of water
Railroad train
Railroad train
Ship on body of water
Trees and cars
Two children
Woman with children
Wooden path on grass
13 Carrie 1910s-1920s
Brick building and power lines
Brick building with For Rent sign
Building with trees
Building with trees and chimney
Group of people on rocking chairs
Group of women wearing hats
Lower halves of sitting women
Road between trees
Trees and bench
Woman and car
Woman and fountain
Woman holding hat
Woman in back of car
Woman in car
Woman in dress holding hat
Woman in field
Woman next to car
Woman next to car
Woman on steps
Woman sitting by a fountain
Woman sitting in car
Woman wearing dress
Woman wearing neckpiece
Woman with neckpiece and muff
14 Carrie 1910s-1920s
Boat on body of water
Canoe on body of water
Car in front of building
Car in front of building with open windows
Cars in front of building
Group of people and donkey
Group of people near building
Group of people near building with trees
Group of people on donkey-drawn cart
Group of people on two-wheeled cart
Group of people on two-wheeled cart
Group of people with plants
Path between trees
Room with chairs and picture frames
Room with furniture
Rooms with chairs
Side of building with trees
Tree with Spanish moss
Trees in front of building
Trees near building
Woman carrying baby
Woman holding baby
Woman with fur neckpiece
Wooden rocking chair
15 Children 1920s
Baby sitting on pillow
Baby with pillows
Boy carrying stuffed elephant
Boy in marine outfit
Boy dressed as marine
Boy in marine outfit with small gun
Boy on tree stump
Boy sitting on fallen tree
Boy standing on sidewalk
Boy sitting on tree log
Boy standing on tree stump
Boy wearing sailor outfit
Boy with toy elephant
Child with food
Girl holding flowers
Girl with pail on steps
Girl with pail
Girl with hands in pockets
Girl with cat
Girl wearing dress
Girl sitting on grass
Two children
Two girls hugging
Two girls standing
16 Family 1920s-1940s
Baby sitting on chair
Boy on grass near plants
Boys standing on grass
Child wearing hat
Girl holding skirt
Group of adults and a child sitting on grass
Girl on tricycle
Group of people at formal occasion
Group of people in body of water
Group of people in front of building
Group of people inside a room
Group of people near body of water
Group of people next to building
Group of people on couch
Group of people on horse-drawn vehicle
Group of people on steps of building
Group of people sitting on rock
Group of people sitting on steps
Group of people with cat
Man among plants
Man and child with ball
Man and woman sitting on couch
Man and woman with child
Man carrying baby
Man sitting on couch
Two boys near body of water
Two people with body of water
Two women near water
Two women on body of water
Woman and child
Woman holding baby
Woman holding child
Woman in front of doors
Woman in front of plants
Woman in front of windows
Woman near steps
Woman reading
Woman wearing hat and holding camera
Woman with plants
Women wearing coats and scarves
Wreaths at grave site
17 Houston 1920s
Aerial view of body of water
Aerial view of San Jacinto Monument
Close up of farming equipment
Man on mobile saw sawing a tree
Man on mobile saw felling trees
Mobile saw and logs
Mobile saw felling a tree
Photograph of a body of water
Rear angled view of a tractor
San Jacinto Monument and Battleship Texas
Ship on body of water
Ships on body of water
18 Home 1929-1940s
Back of brick house
Back view of house
Brick house and car
Brick house and grass
Brick house and snow
Brick house and wooden building
Child in front of brick house
Corner view of brick house
Ground covered with snow
Grass next to brick house
House for sale
House with snow
Houses and snow
Houses covered in snow
Side of a building in snow
Side of brick house
Side view of brick house
Side views of a building
Snow-covered houses
Table with Christmas tree
Wooden building with window
Wreaths under canopy
Yard with plants and fence
19 Personal 1920s
Boy and dog in car
Boy in front of car
Dog and boy in car
Group of people and car
Group of people behind barred window
Group of people on stairs
Group of people standing on steps
Man wearing hat
Man with two guns
Ring
Ring and pendant
Room decorated with plants and candles
Room with candles and plants
Room with plants and candles
Ship on body of water
Ships on body of water
Two pieces of jewelry
20 Pets 1920s
Boy saluting with dog
Chicken and rooster
Children with dog
Dog lying down
Dog lying down
Dog on hind legs
Dog on leash
Dog sitting down
Dog sitting on hind legs
Dog sitting on rocking chair
Dog sitting on steps
Dog sitting on steps
Dog sniffing the ground
Dog standing on all legs
Dog with ball
Dog with collar and leash
Dog with leash
Dog with spot lying down
Dogs on car
Group of ducks near fence
Group of ducks in front of fence
Group of puppies and bowl
Group of spotted puppies
Man with dog
Puppies and large dog
Puppy being held in one hand
Small dog on leash
Small dog wearing clothes
Woman sitting with dog
Woman with dog
21 Sports 1920s
Bird in wooden house
Body of water and plants
Donkey and men
Ducks and narrow body of water
Ducks flying
Ducks flying in the sky
Ducks flying over body of water
Ducks in sky
Ducks on body of water
Group of men at rock quarry
Group of men and large rocks
Group of ducks on water
Group of baby chicks
Grass plants in body of water
Group of men with ducks
Group of men with ducks
Man and ducks near water
Man and two ducks
Man with dead ducks
Man with gun in water
Men and large rocks
Men in front of house with windmill
Men wearing camouflage
Men with ducks
Plants in body of water
Two ducks flying
22 Webster 1920s
Body of water between trees
Body of water with canoes
Buildings with windmill
Cattle next to building
Field with plants
Field with plants and dirt
Group of men playing baseball
House with screened porch
Sign at driveway entrance
Trees and body of water
Trees and buildings
Trees with water in the distance
Wooden cattle chute
Wooden house with porch
Wooden chute for cattle
23 Scotts approximately 1930
Ducks with body of water
Girl holding doll
Girl wearing dress and holding doll
Girl on pedal airplane
Two small boys
24 Katherine Stinson approximately 1915
Airplane in field
Airplane in flight
Airplane in sky
Woman with airplane
25 Wrecks approximately 1916
Front side view of damaged car
Group of people and car on road
People with railroad car
Person lying next to damaged car
Person next to damaged car
Person next to wrecked car
Wrecked car near bicycles
26 Rice, Hermann Hospital 1920s
Hermann Hospital
Lovett Hall
Lovett Hall Sallyport
Rice University
27 Mississippi 1940s
Group of people and trees
Group of people in front of trees
House with windows and chimney
Man with glasses
Two men near building
Woman wearing glasses
Woman with pearls
28 San Jacinto Trust Co. 1920s
Group of men next to one another
Group of people cooking out of doors
Group of people gathered in front of building
Group of people gathered out of doors
Group of people gathered outdoors
Group of people in front of wooden building
Group of people in line for food
Group of people in line to be served
Group of people near trees and automobiles
Group of people playing baseball
Group of people playing bingo
Group of people watching two men
Large group of men
Line of people waiting to be served
Man and woman sitting by tree
Man and woman with dog
Man, woman, and dog on carriage
Men next to car with tires
29 San Jacinto Trust Co. 1920s
Child with American flag and gun
Group of men and woman in front of building
Group of men playing baseball
Group of men running on grass
Group of men with long wooden sticks
Group of people and brick stove
Group of people and long wooden chair
Group of people and long wooden tables
Group of people at table with food
Group of people eating on grass
Group of people holding coffee sign
Group of people near table with food
Group of people on grass
Group of people playing baseball
Group of people playing baseball
Group of people selecting food
Group of people sitting at wooden tables
Group of people sitting in front of building
Group of people sitting on long tables
Group of people standing in grassy area
Group of people standing together
Group of people with cups
Group of people with Maxwell House signs
Group of people with tables and food
Group of people with wooden tables
Group of people with wooden tables and food
Large group of people gathered on grass
Large group of people in front of trees
Large group of people with wooden tables
Man and group of people
Man and woman behind plant
Man and woman with Maxwell House Coffee aprons
Man cooking on brick stove
Man running
Man with group of children
Two women sitting
30 San Jacinto Trust Co. 1920s
Crane lifting vault door
Crane lifting vault door
Crane moving vault door
Crane near vault door
Group of men on boat
Group of people and dog
Group of people at outdoor gathering
Group of people by body of water
Group of people descending boat ramp
Group of people descending ramp
Group of people getting off of boat
Group of people in front of vault door
Group of people looking out side of boat
Group of people near crane
Group of people near crane
Group of people near San Jacinto Trust Co. vault door
Group of people next to vault door
Group of people next to vault door
Group of people on benches
Group of people with dog
Group of women and dog
Interior of San Jacinto Trust Co
Large group of people in front of trees
Man next to transportation device
Men near crane
People inside of San Jacinto Trust Co. building
People on wooden path near water
Room with framed picture
San Jacinto Trust Co vault door
Tractor pulling transportation device
Transportation device carrying vault door
Vault door on railroad car
Woman hitting man with broom
31 Fords Lake Lumber Co. 1920
Boy holding plate
Boy pulling small child in wagon
Buildings at Fords Lake Lumber Co
Deer at Fords Lake Lumber Co
Deer with bell around neck
Fallen log at Fords Lake Lumber Co
Group of men at Fords Lake Lumber Co
Group of boys with child in wagon
Group of people gathered at Fords Lake Lumber Co
Group of women on porch
Horses pulling lumber
Horses pulling tree logs
Man in uniform with woman
Man on steps of wooden building
Man, woman, and child
Men cutting down trees
Woman and girl on grass
Wood and steel car on tracks
Wooden building with fence
Wooden buildings surrounded by trees
Wooden buildings with advertisements
Wooden car at Fords Lake Lumber Co
Wooden car on tracks
32 Shipyard 1920s
Boat at Walker Ship Yard
Group of men at Walker Ship Yard
Group of men at Walker Ship Yard
Group of men near water
Group of men with cranes and lumber
Group of men with fishing gear
Group of men with horse at Walker Ship Yard
Group of people and lumber
Group of people on rocks
Group of people walking on tracks
Group of people watching boat on body of water
Group of people watching large ship
Group of people with lumber
Ship at Walker Ship Yard
Ship on body of water
Ships at Walker Ship Yard
Two men with wood at Walker Ship Yard
Two ships at Walker Ship Yard
33 Oil Well Brazoria 1940s
Back view of trucks
Bottom of oil well
Bottom of oil well
Bottom part of oil well
Bottom-up view of oil well
Distant view of oil well
Equipment and people at an oil rig
Group of men at oil well
Group of men at an oil well in Brazoria county
Group of men at an oil well in Brazoria
Group of men at an oil well
Group of men
Group of men near machinery
Group of men side by side
Group of people
Group of people at an oil well in Brazoria county
Large cylinder containers and truck
Machinery at an oil well in Brazoria
Man at an oil well in Brazoria county
Man at oil well
Men at gushing oil well
Men working in field
Mountain with clouds
Oil coming from oil well
Oil gushing
Oil well
Oil well and large containers
Part of oil well
Part of oil well
Pieces of oil well machinery
Pipes at an oil well in Brazoria county
Pipes near body of water
Pulley of an oil well
Pulley of oil well
Texaco sign
Trees and branches
Two men in front of machinery
Two trucks carrying machinery
View of oil well
Wooden tracks and buildings
34 Downtown Houston in Snow 1925
Downtown Houston east
Downtown Houston with Snow
Snow in east downtown Houston



Planning Commission 1913-1993

Scope and Contents
Keeland was appointed to the Houston Planning Commission in 1964 by Mayor Louie Welch. In 1981 he became chairman and served in that capacity until he left the commission in 1991. During this time Houston experienced phenomenal growth, thus challenging the planning commission to find ways to respond to these pressures in a city without comprehensive zoning or other land use laws. During Keeland’s tenure on the commission, major issues included the city’s first tree ordinance, the controversial proposal to extend Chimney Rock Road across Buffalo Bayou, and the extensive study and preparation for the zoning referendum election of 1994, which ultimately was unsuccessful. As chairman Keeland was an advocate of land use planning and, in particular, the enactment of a city-wide zoning ordinance. His files reflect these issues and others. A number of the zoning reference materials relate to a Planning and Zoning Commission Workshop held at the Woodlands Conference Center in 1992.
Box Folder
15 1 Clippings 1960s
2 Clippings 1970s
3 Clippings 1980-1984
4 Clippings 1985
5 Clippings 1988-1991
6 Correspondence 1968, 1984-1993
7 Memorabilia undated
8 Lists 1969-1977
9 Minutes 1973-1985
10 Minutes 1985-1988
11 Minutes 1989-1992
12 Miscellaneous 1974, 1984-1987
13-14 Tree Ordinance - Reference 1984
15 Tree Ordinance - Regulations 1992
16 Tree Ordinance - Clippings 1985
17 Tree Ordinance - Correspondence 1984-1986
18 Chimney Rock Extension 1983
19 Chimney Rock Extension - Clippings 1984-1985
20 Clear Lake Streets Issue - Correspondence 1992
21 Brittmore-Tanner Business Park 1980s
22 Zoning Issue - Clippings 1980s
23 Zoning Issue - Reference 1993
24 Task Force on Planning 1988
25 Grand Parkway Materials 1985
26 Land Use Analysis 1990
27 Keeland Interview 1988
28 Planning Materials 1980s
29 Sesquicentennial Park Brochure 1986
30-34 Planning and Zoning Commission Workshop 1992
35 Zoning Workbook 1992
36 The Basics of Zoning by John Mixon 1992
37 Flexible Zoning: How it Works by ULI 1991
38 Houston Culture and History Profile 1992
[Cataloged: F394.H8 C85 1992]
39 Zoning Documentary Committee 1993
40 Houston: Study of Parks and Greenspace 1993
[Cataloged: SB483.H6 S78 1993]
41 Houston: Tentative Plans for its Development 1913
[Cataloged: F394.H8 C65 1913a]
42 Report of the City Planning Commission 1929
43 Houston: Study Plan for 1990 1968
44 Houston: Major Thoroughfare Plan 1984
45-46 Houston: Major Thoroughfare Plan 1988
47-48 Houston: Major Thoroughfare Plan 1989
49 Houston: Major Thoroughfare Plan 1991
50 Houston: Water Districts Map 1987



Travels 1962-1995

Scope and Contents
Veteran travelers, Keeland and his wife Margie made annual trips to destinations around the world. His files contain records of trips to Europe, Asia and Africa during the 1980s and 1990s.
Box Folder
16 1 Trips to Take 1980s-1990s
2-3 Africa Trip 1983
4-7 India Trip 1989
8 Paris, Amsterdam trip 1991
9-11 Danube Trip 1992
12 Saintes, France Trip 1993
13-14 Greece Trip 1994
15-22 Sicily, London, France, Spain Trip 1995
23 Mexico - Photographs 1962
24 New Orleans - Photographs 1970s
25-26 Italy - Photographs 1980
27 Rome - Photographs 1980
28-30 Florence - Photographs 1980
31 Milan - Photographs 1980
32 Switzerland - Photographs 1980
33 New York City - Photographs 1980
34 New York City - Photographs 1982
35 South America - Photographs 1985
36 Chicago - Photographs 1986
37 Washington, D.C. - Photographs 1990
38 Vienna, Danube Trip - Photographs 1992
39 Warsaw - Photographs 1992
40 Saintes, France Trip - Photographs 1993
41 Greece - Photographs 1994
42 Sicily - Photographs 1995
43 England - Photographs 1995
44 Ronchamps - Photographs 1995
45 Boulder, CO - Photographs 1990s
46 Boston, MA - Photographs undated
47 Mart, TX - Photographs undated
48 Miscellaneous Travel Photographs undated



Cemeteries 1940s-1990s

Scope and Contents
This section contains Keeland’s collection of materials about cemeteries, including reference materials, photographs, and his materials for a book on the subject that was never published.
Box Folder
17 1 Places 1985-1995
2 Student Sketches 1990s
3 Reference 1990-1995
4 Articles undated
5-9 Cemetery Guides undated
10 Forest Park, Keeland 1997
11-12 Clippings of Keeland Articles 1994-1995
13 Texas Monthly Article 1995
14-17 Letters and Cards 1987-1995
18-19 Notes for Book 1990s
20 Expenses for Book 1988
21-29 Graphics for Book approximately 1988
30-31 Keeland Tombstone Designs 1992-1995
32-42 Keeland Tomb Designs for AG&M 1996-1997
43 Speeches and Correspondence 1994-1995
44 Idea File undated
45 S.C.I. Annual Report 1991
46-49 Clippings 1980s-1990s
50-57 Photographs 1940s-1990s
58 Photographs, Japan (winter) 1996
59 Photographs, Japan (spring) 1995
60 Photographs, Somerville, TX 1996
61-62 Photographs, Oaxaca, Mexico 1990s



Memorabilia 1944-1950

Scope and Contents
Memorabilia include personal effects from Keeland’s army service (1944–1946), although there are several personal items and others from his professional career. They are contained in one small box and three oversize flat boxes.
Box Item
18 1 Wooden Sandals from Japan
Box Item
19 1 Shell casings
2 Military buttons
3 Texas Driver’s License
4 Dining Utensils
5 Office address stamp
Box Item
20 1 Scott Field Decals
2 Identification Card, Japan 1946
3 Tourist Map, Japan 1946
4 Army Furlough Ticket 1945
5 Telegram 1945
6 Immunization Records (2)
7 Army Meal Tickets (2)
8 Small American Flag
9 Military Cap
10 Army uniform patches, badges, and ticket stubs (6 sleeves)
11 Army Discharge Papers (1 folder) 1946
12 Framed picture, Houston National Bank Building
13 Framed diploma, University of Houston 1950
14 Used leather billfold
15 Nameplate, “B.W. Keeland Co.” (Keeland's Father)
16 Folding ruler
Box Item
21 1 Yank (includes an article on Houston) August 3, 1945
2 Stars and Stripes August 7, 1946
3 Customs Declaration July 1946
4 Clippings of Keeland cartoons
5 Newsletters for Keeland’s transport ships (3 issues) 1945-1946
6 TAABloid, army base newspaper (23 issues) December 1945–July 1946



Reference Materials 1905-2000

Scope and Contents
This series contains magazines, exhibition catalogs, and oversized clippings that Keeland saved for reference. Subjects of interest include art, architecture, World War II, and Frank Sinatra. Several of the publications from the 1950s contain features on Keeland’s buildings. They are contained in seven oversize flat boxes.
Box Item
22 1 Sam C. Holliday, “The Tao of Thor” (unpublished essay) 1968
2 Catalog & Price List, Gulf Coast Negative Service undated
3 Houston Metropolitan July 1992
4 Houston Metropolitan July 1993
5 Houston Metropolitan August, 1993
6 Progressive Architecture May, 1994
7 Progressive Architecture June 1994
8 Sallyport June/July 1993
9 JAE September 1997
Box Item
23 1 Texas Architecture Catalog, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts 1952
2 Extra (UH Alumni publication) 1959
3 Parade Plan Book, Meyerland Parade of Homes 1955
'Parade Plan Book'
4 Arts & Architecture, Winchell Studio April 1955
Fred Winchell Studio and Apartments, 'Income Studio'
5 Arts & Architecture, Meyerland Parade of Homes October 1955
Meyerland Parade of Homes House, 'Small House by Burdette Keeland, Jr.'
6 Architectural Forum - reprint December 1955
7 Architectural Forum, Winchell Studio October 1954
Fred Winchell Studio and Apartments, 'Stealing Space on a Small Lot'
8 House and Home, Meyerland Parade of Homes September 1955
Meyerland Parade of Homes House, 'Houston's home builders lead off 1955 Parade of Homes'
Box Item
24 1 Show April 1965
2 Life July 6, 1905
3 Life August 5, 1940
4 Life December 24, 1965
5 Life December 23, 1966
6 Life December 27, 1968
7 Life June 25, 1971
8 Life December 17, 1971
9 Life December 29, 1972
10 Life December 1974
11 Life Spring-Summer 1985
Box Item
25 1 Picasso, Contemporary Arts Museum 1955
2 John Marin, Mark Tobey, Morris Graves, Contemporary Arts Museum 1956
3 10 Years of Houston Architecture, Contemporary Arts Museum 1959
4 Houston Works, Rice Design Alliance 1997
5 Best Laid Plans, Rice Design Alliance 1994
6 Burdette Keeland, Jr. Associates firm brochure
7 Portfolio, letters for TSA Educators Award 1993
8 Blueprint Ball invitation materials 1998
9 College of Architecture Building Dedication program 1986
10 Composition Book, UH College of Architecture 1989-1990
11 Open Plan, The History of the College of Architecture, University of Houston 1945-1995
12 Varve, The Journal of the University of Houston, College of Architecture 1990–1991
Box Item
26 1 Yale Constructs 1999
2 Skyline March 1983
3 Cite August 1982
4 Cite Winter 1984
5 Cite Fall 1987
6 Cite Fall 1990
7 Cite Fall 1991
8 Cite Winter 1997-1998
9 Cite Winter 1999
10 Cite Summer 1999
Box Folder
27 1 Articles and Clippings - Alvar Aalto 1984
2 Articles and Clippings - Craig Ellwood 1958
3 Articles and Clippings - Buckminster Fuller 1960s
4 Articles and Clippings - Walter Gropius 1968
5 Articles and Clippings - Philip Johnson 1978
6 Articles and Clippings - Louis Kahn 1960s
7 Articles and Clippings - Robert Kennedy 1968
8 Articles and Clippings - Mies van der Rohe 1956
9 Articles and Clippings - Carl Milles 1984
10 Articles and Clippings - Morris firm 1989
11 Articles and Clippings - Ralph Rapson 1999
12 Articles and Clippings - Paul Rudolph 1960s
13 Articles and Clippings - Stanford White 1960s
14 Articles and Clippings - Magruder Wingfield 1982
15 Articles and Clippings - Architecture, General 1950s-1990s
16 Articles and Clippings - Architecture, Images 1960s-1980s
17 Articles and Clippings - Art, General 1950s-1990s
18 Articles and Clippings - Art, Images 1960s-1980s
19 Articles and Clippings - Celebrities, Images 1960s-1980s
20 Articles and Clippings - People, Images 1960s-1980s
21 Articles and Clippings - Popular Culture, General 1960s
22 Articles and Clippings - Texas Fashion 1969
23 Articles and Clippings - Travel, General 1960s-1980s
24 The Architect covers 1927-1928
25 Music Album Posters 1960s
26 Menus 1969, 1975
Box Folder
28 1 Houston General Study Plan for 1990 1972
2 Office Forms and Title Blocks 1990s
3 Notes for 2000 Keeland Exhibition 1999–2000
4 Hobby Center proposals 1997
5-8 Enron Building Expansion 1998
1 Desk Calendars 1962, 1967, 1969, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986
2 Notepad labled "Burdette Keeland"



Oversized photographs and artwork 1935-1990s

Scope and Contents
Large oversized artwork and photographs of Keeland’s architecture are stored in flat-file drawers. Smaller such materials, however, may be found in this oversized box.
Box Folder
29 1 Unidentified Spanish Colonial building 1935
2 Ronchamps photo 1966
3 Keeland with Paul Rudolph photo 1981
4 Keeland, Todd, Wingfield Photo 1990s
5 Meyerland Parade of Homes House 1955
6 Harry Holmes Shopping Center 1960s, 1970s
7 Spring Branch Savings & Loan proposal 1960s
8 Essex-Houck Building 1960s, 1990s
Essex-Houck Building, Photographs of exterior
9 Negatives of Artwork 1980s
10 Photographs of Clippings 1970s
11 Keeland Residence, Ferndale St., Remodel 1986
12 Virginia Street Townhouses 1976
13 Shields Office Building 1955
14 Malco Oil Offices, New Mexico 1956
15 Williams Beach House 1967
Williams Beach House, Photograph of exterior, distant view
16 Kipling Apartments 1953
17-18 Arnold House 1955



Cemeteries - Oversized Materials 1990s

Scope and Contents
Keeland’s passion for cemeteries and tombstones appears in materials elsewhere in the collection. This group contains oversized materials, including photographs, photocopies and clippings related to cemeteries.
Box Folder
30 1 Color Photocopies 1990s
2 Photographs 1990s
3 Materials for Keeland artwork on cemeteries
4 Clippings 1990s



Art Cards

Scope and Contents
Keeland and his friends often exchanged large greeting cards and announcements collaged from newspaper and magazine images. This group is composed of oversized cards received by Keeland on birthdays and other occasions. Many are from Bill Shields, an artist who was Keeland’s high-school classmate. Shields was one of Keeland’s early clients before he moved to San Francisco. Also included are a group of color prints of artwork from Shields from the late 1990s.
Box Item
31 1 Sixteen handmade greeting cards, various media on cardboard
2 Twenty-five color prints of artwork by Bill Shields
3 Two decorative drink coasters by Bob Englebach



Miscellaneous Oversized Materials 1947-2004

Scope and Contents
This group includes various oversized materials related to Keeland’s professional career. The 2004 poster was received from the UH College of Architecture while the collection was in processing. It concerns an event for the College of Architecture’s new Burdette Keeland building, named for Keeland after his death.
Box OVS_Item
32 1 Burdette Keeland poster 2004
2 Wall board from 2000 Exhibition 2000
3 40 Proof Poster - artwork and proofs 1994
4 Keeland sketch for house interior (mounted on board) 1950s
5 Keeland and unidentified group, Photograph (mounted on board) 1977
6 Plates and film negatives for Keeland office brochure 1966
7 “Yale” metal sign (white letters on blue background) undated
Box OVS_Item
33 1 Keeland cartoon of Philip Johnson and Howard Barnstone 1947
2 “Calvert Future,” Keeland sketch of town planning project (reproduction of rolled original) mid 1960s
3 Photograph, Taylor Green Weekend House 1963
4 Keeland sketches on tracing paper, tombstones undated
5 Sketches by Keeland, Michael Graves, Stanley Tigerman, and Anderson Todd
6 Copy of Proclamation for Burdette Keeland Day 1991
7 Lecture Poster, UH College of Architecture 1990
8 Lecture poster, Rice Design Alliance undated
9 Collage of Keeland with important architects undated
10 Copies of materials on Keeland’s buildings for 2000 exhibition 2000
11 Oversized clippings of Keeland cemetery articles
12 Prospectus, Hermitage Museum, Russia 1999
13 Zero, student publication, UH College of Architecture 1968



Oversized Architectural Renderings 1953-1983

Scope and Contents
This group contains oversized prints of renderings and sketches for some of Keeland’s architectural projects.
Box OVS_Item
34 1 Winchell Apartment & Studio 1953
2 2721 Kipling Apartments 1953
3 Shields Office Building 1955
4 Arnold Residence Addition 1955
5 Port au Prince, Haiti Building 1956
6 Spring Branch Savings & Loan 1957
7 Barnstone-Keeland Building, W. Capitol St. 1964
8 Virginia Street Townhouses - Negatives 1975
9 4141 Greenbriar Building - Prints 1983



Keeland Exhibition February 10-March 3, 2000

Scope and Contents
Shortly before his death, the University of Houston’s College of Architecture honored Keeland with a retrospective exhibition. Open from February 10 through March 3, 2000 in the college’s gallery, the show explored his career through numerous images of his work. Keeland assisted the organizers with preparation of the exhibition. This series contains many of the images from the exhibition, each mounted on a foam-board panel.
Box
35-40 Keeland Exhibition Images February 10-March 3, 2000



Architectural Projects - Drawings

Scope and Contents
This series contains Keeland’s architectural drawings. They fall into four categories: Studies and Preliminary Drawings, Working Drawings, Prints, and Presentation Drawings. All are large format and are stored in flat files in oversized folders. Some projects contain examples of more than one category of drawings.
Drawer OVS_Folder
1 1 Architectural Drawings
1 Keeland Residence #1 - Working Drawings 1950
1 Keeland Residence #1, Additions - Working Drawings 1954
1 Strange Residence - Working Drawings 1950
2 Architectural Drawings
2 Lander Residence - Working Drawings 1952
2 Dr. Fitch Offices - Working Drawings 1952
2 William Bridges Residence - Preliminary Drawings 1952
3 2721 Kipling Apartments - Working Drawings (fragile), Presentation Drawing 1953
4 Winchell Studio and Apartment - Working Drawings, Presentation Drawing 1953
Fred Winchell Studio and Apartments, Presentation drawings
Fred Winchell Studio and Apartments, Working drawings
Fred Winchell Studio and Apartments, Working drawings for the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Walsh
5 Architectural Drawings
5 Fitch Apartments - Working Drawings 1953
5 2400 Kipling Apartments - Working Drawings 1953
5 Lander Office Building - Working Drawings 1953
5 Carousel Shop - Working Drawings 1954
6 Menking Residence - Working Drawings, Presentation Drawing 1955
7 Fast Car Wash - Working Drawings, Presentation Drawing 1954-1956
8 Architectural Drawings
8 Gross Apartments - Working Drawings 1954
8 Moody Residence - Working Drawings 1955
9 Architectural Drawings
9 Arnold Residence Addition - Working Drawings, Presentation Drawing 1955
9 Baker Residence - Working Drawings, Presentation Drawing 1955
10 Architectural Drawings
10 Shields Office Building - Preliminary Drawings 1955
10 Houck Office Building - Preliminary Drawings, Presentation Drawing 1955
11 Shields Office Building - Working Drawings 1955-1956
12 Architectural Drawings
12 Meyerland Parade of Homes House - Working Drawings, Presentation Drawing 1955
Meyerland Parade of Homes House, Working drawing
Meyerland Parade of Homes House, Working drawing
12 Holmes Shopping Center, Lake Jackson - Working Drawings, Presentation Drawing 1955
13 Architectural Drawings
13 Lister Residence Renovation - Working Drawings 1956
13 Port au Prince, Haiti Building - Working Drawings, Presentation Drawing 1956
13 Horne Residence - Working Drawings 1956
14 Architectural Drawings
14 Malco Asphalt & Refining Building - Working Drawings, Presentation Drawing 1956
14 Wells Design Addition - Working Drawings 1956
15 Miscellaneous Presentation Drawings 1950s
Drawer OVS_Folder
2 16 King Residence Project - Working Drawings 1956
17 Spring Branch Savings & Loan - Working Drawings 1957
18 Architectural Drawings
18 Prutzman Residence #3 - Working Drawings, Presentation Drawings 1956-1957
18 King Residence Guest House - Working Drawings 1957
18 Moser Residence - Working Drawings 1957-1958
19 Architectural Drawings
19 Houck Office Building, Richmond Ave. - Working Drawings undated
19 Houck Office Building, Weslayan St. - Working Drawings 1957
19 Houck Office Building Addition - Working Drawings approximately 1961
20 Architectural Drawings
20 Peterson Residence Addition - Working Drawings 1957-1958
20 Port Commission Remodeling Project - Preliminary Drawings, Presentation Drawing 1958
20 Holmes Shopping Center - Working Drawings 1958
21 Houck Residence - Working Drawings 1958-1959
22 Architectural Drawings
22 Shields Residence - Working Drawings 1958
22 Arnold Apartments - Working Drawings, Presentation Drawing 1958
23 Architectural Drawings
23 Japhet Residence - Working Drawings 1958
23 B.W. Keeland, Sr., Bay House - Working Drawings undated (approximately 1958)
23 Mengden Residence - Working Drawings 1959
24 Read Apartments - Preliminary Drawings 1959
Drawer OVS_Folder
3 25 Read Apartments - Working Drawings 1959
26 Keeland Sr. Office Building Addition - Preliminary Drawings, Working Drawings approximately 1959
27 Architectural Drawings
27 Memorial Bend Club - Working Drawings 1959
27 Spring Branch Savings & Loan Addition - Working Drawings, Presentation Drawing 1959
28 Architectural Drawings
28 Gulf Service Station - Preliminary Drawings, Presentation Drawing approximately 1958
28 Beaumont Road Volunteer Fire Station - Working Drawings undated
28 Kuldell Office Building - Preliminary Drawings, Presentation Drawing undated
28 Sunset Boulevard Offices Addition - Preliminary Drawings undated
29 Essex-Houck Building - Preliminary Drawings, Working Drawings, Presentation Drawings 1961
Essex-Houck Building, Landscape plan
Essex-Houck Building, Schematic drawings
Essex-Houck Building, Working drawings
30 Architectural Drawings
30 Pan Am Oil Co. Building Additions (Hines) - Preliminary Drawings, Presentation Drawing 1961
30 Keeland Residence Additions - Working Drawings 1961
31 King Center Shopping Center - Working Drawings 1961
32 Architectural Drawings
32 Holmes Shopping Center, Willowbend Blvd. - Preliminary Drawings, Working Drawings 1961
32 Pan Am Oil Co. Additions - Working Drawings 1962
33 Architectural Drawings
33 B.W. Keeland, Sr., Bay House - Working Drawings 1962
33 Carter Residence - Working Drawings, Presentation Drawing 1962
34 Architectural Drawings
34 1912 West Capitol Building - Working Drawings (Prints) 1964
34 Sketch of Maher House by Howard Barnstone approximately 1964
35 1912 West Capitol Building - Presentation Drawing by Eugene Aubry 1964
Drawer OVS_Folder
4 36 Architectural Drawings
36 Green Residence - Working Drawings 1964
36 Edgecomb Residence - Working Drawings 1964
36 Butler Residence Additions - Working Drawings, Presentation Drawing 1964
36 Gaines Residence - Working Drawings, Presentation Drawing 1964
36 Office Plan (unknown) undated
37 IBM Office Building, Beaumont, TX - Preliminary Drawings, Working Drawings, Presentation Drawings 1964-1965
38 Architectural Drawings
38 Office Building for Burdette Keeland, Jr. - Working Drawings 1964
38 Bank of Texas Offices - Preliminary Drawings, Working Drawings 1965
39 Architectural Drawings
39 Shopping Center, Richmond Ave. - Preliminary Drawings, Working Drawings 1965
39 Holmes Shopping Center - Working Drawings 1964
40 Architectural Drawings
40 Spring Branch Savings & Loan - Proposed Addition, Preliminary Drawings 1965-1966
40 Meat Processors Center - Preliminary Drawings 1965
40 Biddle Residence - Working Drawings 1965
41 Architectural Drawings
41 Horne Beach House - Working Drawings 1965
41 Union Hall, I.L.A. Local #1330 - Preliminary Drawings, Working Drawings 1965
41 Allen Residence - Working Drawings 1965
42 Houghton Residence, La Grange, TX - Preliminary Drawings, Working Drawings, Presentation Drawing 1965
43 Flight Instruction School for Thomas Holmes - Working Drawings 1965-1966
44 Architectural Drawings
44 Davis Weekend House - Working Drawings 1965
44 Danziger Commercial Building - Working Drawings 1966
44 Commercial Building for Lafayette Herring - Working Drawings undated
44 Chateau Bissonnet Apartments - Working Drawings 1965-1966
45 Woodland Acres Church of Christ - Preliminary Drawings, Working Drawings, Presentation Drawing 1967-1968
46 Architectural Drawings
46 Plan for Contemporary Arts Association Exhibit 1964
46 Miscellaneous Presentation Drawings mid 1960s
46 Washington on the Brazos State Park - Preliminary Drawings approximately late 1960s
46 Lander Weekend House - Working Drawings 1966
Drawer OVS_Folder
5 47 Architectural Drawings
47 Fox Residence - Preliminary Drawings, Presentation Drawing 1966
47 Williams Beach House - Working Drawings 1967
Williams Beach House, Schematic drawing
Williams Beach House, Working drawings
47 Sunset Blvd. Clinic Remodel - Working Drawings 1969
48 Oxford Place Apartments - Working Drawings 1968-1969
49 Oxford Place Apartments - Working Drawings 1968-1969
50 Bank of Texas Kiosk - Working Drawings 1970-1971
51 Architectural Drawings
51 Loggins Residence - Lake Travis, Preliminary Drawings 1970
51 Masterson Residence Addition - Working Drawings 1972–1973
51 Spring Branch Savings & Loan Addition - Working Drawings 1971-1972
52 Kipling Townhouses - Working Drawings (prints) approximately 1974
53 Barkdull Townhouses - Working Drawings, Presentation Drawings 1974
Drawer OVS_Folder
6 54 Holly Hall Activities Building - Working Drawings (prints) 1974
55 Southern State Bank Drive-in Banking Facilities - Working Drawings (prints) 1974
56 Williams Retirement House - Preliminary Drawings approximately late 1960s
57 Grace Townhouses - Preliminary Drawings, Working Drawings, Presentation Drawings 1972
58 Keeland Residence, 2907 Ferndale St. - Working Drawings, Presentation Drawing 1976-1982
Keeland Residence, Shop drawing of support column for second floor addition
Keeland Residence, Sketch of finished alterations to back of house and patio
Keeland Residence, Sketch of fireplace design
Keeland Residence, Sketch of fireplace design
Keeland Residence, Sketch of proposed arbor/trellis
Keeland Residence, Sketch of proposed arbor/trellis
Keeland Residence, Sketch of proposed arbor/trellis
Keeland Residence, Sketch of support column for second floor addition
Keeland Residence, Survey
Keeland Residence, Working drawings
Keeland Residence, Working drawings
59 Architectural Drawings
59 Bakery for Jean Pierre - Working Drawings approximately mid 1960s
59 4101 Greenbriar Professional Building - Preliminary Drawings 1975
59 Maurer Engineering Offices - Preliminary Drawings 1977
60 Architectural Drawings
60 Tucson Project - Preliminary Drawings 1981
60 T.J. Holmes Residence Addition - Preliminary Drawings, Working Drawings 1980
61 4141 Greenbriar Building - Presentation Drawings (not by Keeland) 1983
Drawer OVS_Folder
7 62 Katy Horse Farm - Preliminary Drawings, Working Drawings 1983
63 Architectural Drawings
63 Dr. Hablinski Offices - Working Drawings 1988
63 Kaplan-Keeland Residence Remodel, Austin, TX - Preliminary Drawings, Working Drawings, Presentation Drawings 1990
64 Architectural Drawings
64 Hermann Drive Expansion - Preliminary Drawings 1991
64 Keeland Entry - Preliminary Drawings, Working Drawings 1992
65 Keeland Beach House - Preliminary Drawings 1991-1992
66 Architectural Drawings
66 Meyerland Parade of Homes House Alterations - Working Drawings (prints) 1995
Meyerland Parade of Homes House, Working drawings
66 Adams Garage and Apartment, Denver, CO - Working Drawings ca. 1996
67 Garrett Residence Remodel (Parade of Homes House) - Preliminary Drawings 1995
68 Architectural Drawings
68 Elliott Bay House - Preliminary Drawings 1995
68 Hill Residence, Blanco, TX - Preliminary Drawings 1996
69 Cedarvale Cemetery, Bay City, TX - Preliminary Drawings, Working Drawings 1996
70 Architectural Drawings
70 Miscellaneous Studies and Sketches approximately 1950s
70 Miscellaneous Presentation Drawings approximately 1950s
71 Studies, Residential Project - Preliminary Drawings 1957
72 Studies, Residential Project - Preliminary Drawings 1959
73 Student Work, Yale University 1959-1960
74 Miscellaneous Renderings (residential) 1950s
75 Miscellaneous Renderings (commercial, office) 1950s
76 Miscellaneous Renderings (apartment buildings) 1950s
Drawer OVS_Folder
8 77 Miscellaneous Projects and Keeland Student Work - Presentation Boards 1940s-1950s
78 Miscellaneous Projects and Keeland Student Work - Presentation Boards 1940s-1950s
79 Miscellaneous Projects - Presentation Boards 1950s
Drawer OVS_Folder
9 80 Meyerland Parade of Homes House - Presentation Boards (5) 1955
Meyerland Parade of Homes House, Presentation drawing
Meyerland Parade of Homes House, Presentation drawing
81 Meyerland Parade of Homes House - Presentation Boards (2) 1955
Meyerland Parade of Homes House, Presentation drawings
82 Gilbert Arnold House - Presentation Boards (4) 1955
83 Oxford Place Apartments - Presentation Boards 1968-1969
84 Kaplan-Keeland Residence Remodel, Austin, TX - Presentation Boards 1990
Drawer OVS_Folder
10 85 Historical Subjects - Presentation Boards undated
86 Shields Office Building - Presentation Boards 1955
87 Spring Branch Savings & Loan - Presentation Boards 1957
Drawer OVS_Folder
11 88 Architectural Drawings
88 Memorial Bend Club - Presentation Boards 1959
88 2721 Kipling Apartments - Presentation Boards 1953
88 Williams Beach House - Presentation Boards 1967
89 Essex-Houck Building - Presentation Boards 1961
90 Architectural Drawings
90 4101 Greenbriar Professional Building - Presentation Boards 1975
90 4141 Greenbriar Building - Presentation Boards 1983
Drawer OVS_Folder
12 91 City Planning Commission Materials approximately 1982
92 Architectural Drawings
92 Map, Keeland Travels approximately 1996
92 “Famous Toilets” Studio Project 1981
92 “Ronchamps” Student Drawing undated
93 Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, by Alex Wong, print mounted on masonite board 1965
94 Original Art, tempera on board, artist unknown, (total 2) 1969
95 Architectural Drawings
95 Artwork for tomb sales brochure by Rosner, Wong, Fowler 1995
95 Philip Johnson collage by Burdette Keeland 1991
Drawer OVS_Folder
13 96 Artwork and material for Keeland cemetery book 1990s
97 Architectural Drawings
97 Presentation board from “Ten Years Out” exhibition at Yale 1995
97 Enlargement of Keeland beach house design from Keeland exhibition at UH College of Architecture 2000
Williams Beach House, Exhibition panel
98 Architecture Posters
98 Architecture Posters undated
98 Knoll Salutes University of Cincinnati 1996
98 University of Cincinnati, College of Design undated
98 Michael Graves, Recent Work, University of Cincinnati 1996
99 UH Architecture Posters
99 Blueprint Ball, UH College of Architecture 1998
99 Why, Houston, Why? UH College of Architecture 1984
99 A Celebration of Architecture, UH College of Architecture (dedication of new building) 1986
99 V from Building X, UH College of Architecture lectures 1996
99 Keeland Exhibition, UH College of Architecture 2000
100 18th and 19th century engravings acquired by Keeland on his travels
100 "Windsor" 1792
100 "Lake of Perugia" 1792
100 "Perugia" 1793
100 "Geneve" (modern reprint)
100 Arch of Constantine approximately 1699
100 Temple of Neptune approximately 1699
100 "Les Petites Marionettes" approximately 1800
100 Untitled French scene approximately 1800
100 "Richmond, Surrey" 1821
100 "Ripon, Yorkshire" 1821
100 "Lymouth, N. Devon" 1821
100 "Sida fragrans" [plants] by Redoute approximately 1785
101 18th and 19th century engravings acquired by Keeland on his travels
101 "Shepherds," Joshua Reynolds 1824
101 "Winter," Joshua Reynolds 1824
101 "George, Earl McCartney," Joshua Reynolds 1824
101 "William Duke of Leinster," Joshua Reynolds 1824
101 "A Snake in the Grass," Joshua Reynolds 1824
101 "William Lord Mansfield," Joshua Reynolds 1824
101 "George, Duke of Marlboro," Joshua Reynolds 1824
101 Nobleman, after Hans Holbein approximately 1812
101 Noblewoman, artist unknown undated
101 Nobleman, artist unknown undated



Art Posters 1944-1995

Scope and Contents
Keeland had a large collection of art posters, most acquired from the 1960s to 1980s during his travels.
Drawer OVS_Folder
13 102 Art Posters mounted on board undated
Drawer OVS_Folder
14 103 Art Prints, originals (3)
103 "1972 Puzzle" by Michael Herd 1971
103 "#3" by Francisca Duran R. 1968
103 Loving Spoonful Album art by Philip Hays approximately 1969
104 Ernest Trova, Recent Sculpture, Pace Gallery, New York, mounted on board 1967
105 Art Posters
105 Freud Has a Better Idea undated
105 Marisol, Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam 1968
105 Kline, Sidney Janis Gallery, New York 1958
105 Picasso, Les Pigeons, Netherlands undated
105 Cobra, Louisiana, Danish museum 1966
105 Yves Klein, Louisiana, Danish museum 1968
105 Edward Ruscha/Kenneth Price/Joe Goode, Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam 1972
105 Salvador Dali, Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam n.d.
105 Bonjour Mourlot, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston 1973
105 The Great Decade of American Abstraction: Modernist Art, 1960–1970, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Inaugural exhibition of the Brown Pavilion) 1974
106 Art Posters
106 Pierre-Humbert, Galerie Roque, Paris 1972
106 Scott Burton, Tate Gallery, London 1985
106 Paul McCartney poster 1974
106 Marc Chagall a Palazzo Pitti, Palazzo Pitti, Florence 1978
106 Nay, Nationalgalerie Berlin 1969
106 Frank Sinatra poster undated
106 1972 calendar poster, Michael Herd 1971
106 1974 calendar poster, Michael Herd undated
106 1975 calendar poster, Michael Herd undated
106 1976 calendar poster, Michael Herd (mounted on board) undated
106 SKMP2 di Luca Patella, l’attico, Rome 1968
107 Art Posters
107 Reproduction print by Ruffino Tamayo 1944
107 Texas Zephyr, Christmas Card, Dave Schumacher undated
107 American Art at Mid Century, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. 1978
107 La Rime et la Raison, Menil Collection Exhibition, Grand Palais, Paris 1984
107 Illustrated Map of Scotland 1979
107 Large laminated collage (possibly by Keeland) undated
107 Laumeier Sculpture Park: First Decade, St. Louis 1986
107 Spirits Break Free with Mental Growth, Houston International Hospital 1988
107 Louise Nevelson, Allen Center, Houston 1983
107 Warhol, Tate Gallery, London 1971
108 Art Posters
108 Picasso, Palais des Papes, Paris 1973
108 Foultitude, Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris 1969
108 David Smith, Guggenheim Museum, New York 1969
108 Henry Moore, MOMA, New York 1983
108 Generations, Kelsey Seybold Clinic, Houston 1989
108 Charles Giulioli, Schlumberger Gallery, Santa Rosa, CA 1987
108 Ed Baynard, Meredith Gallery, Baltimore 1982
Drawer OVS_Folder
15 109 Art Posters
109 Henry Moore, Orangerie des Tuleries, Paris (mounted on board) 1977
109 Michael Moon/John Latham, Tate Gallery, London (mounted on board) 1976
109 Magritte poster (mounted on board) undated
109 Picasso poster (mounted on board) undated
110 Art Posters
110 Lenin poster undated
110 Soviet workers poster 1974
110 Soviet students poster 1974
110 Moscow travel poster 1995
110 Toledo, Corpus Christi, Spain 1977
110 American Women on the Move, National Women’s Conference, Houston, TX 1977
110 From the Lady Poets of Texas, National Women’s Conference, Houston, TX 1977
111 Art Posters
111 Love (multiple languages) on fabric undated
111 Ninon de Beauval, Art Noveau poster reproduction, Vienna undated
111 Fromme, Nallendar, Art Noveau poster reproduction, Vienna undated
111 Bande Dessinee et Figuration Narrative, Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris 1967
111 Vincent van Gogh, Orangerie des Tuleries, Paris 1972
111 Jurgen Klein, Ambivalente Flachen, Nurnberg 1969
111 On the Leading Edge, Tony Robbin, Rice University 1982
111 Naïve Paintings from Yugoslavia, Kunsthalle Nurnberg 1968
111 Victor Vasarely, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam 1966
111 Tate Makes Friends, Tate Gallery, London undated
112 Competition Entry, Sesquicentennial Park, Wortham Center 1987
113 Abstract watercolor painting by Gertrude Barnstone 1964



Oversized Rolled Materials 1966-1996

Scope and Contents
Those items too large to fit in an oversized flat file are stored in rolled form.
OVS_Tube Item
1 1 Calvert Future (for Town of Calvert, Texas) Presentation Drawing (36” x 86”) approximately mid 1960s
OVS_Tube Item
2 1 Rosenquist, et al., Kunshalle Bern (50” x 36”) 1966
2 Live in your Head, Kunshalle Bern (50” x 36”) 1969
3 Matisse, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam undated
4 Mondrian, Haags Gemeentemuseum (48” x 34”) undated
5 National Building Museum undated
6 The Machine, Rice University (inaugural exhibition at Rice gallery) 1969
OVS_Tube
3-5 Large graphics from Incunabula exhibit 1996



Oversized framed artwork 1980

OVS_Item
1 Patrick Procktor, Forbidden City, Beijing framed color aquatint (stored on wall in office, Special Collections) 1980



Oversized sign 1984-1986

OVS_Item
1 Construction sign, University of Houston Architecture Building (stored on wall in stacks, Special Collections) 1984-1986